Stoke City’s interest in unwanted Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez looks likely to be in vain, with Tottenham the bookies’ favourite to land the Mexican.
Chicharito was sent on loan to Real Madrid at the start of the season but after being restricted to just a handful of starts for Los Blancos it is clear there is no more room for him at the Bernabeu than there is at Old Trafford.
As such, the striker, who boasts a solid Premier League record given the frequency with which he plays a substitute role, is likely to be sold for a fee in the region of £8m when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
Tottenham, who struggle to maintain their fast-paced style when Harry Kane is unavailable, would be far better to cut their losses on the likes of Robert Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor and make a move for the Champions League-winning forward.
This sentiment is backed up by the betting with the White Hart Lane outfit as short as 7/4 to secure his services.
The Lilywhites will of course face stiff competition for the Mexican and Everton are also a short priced 3/1 to win the race and partner the Little Pea in attack with Romelu Lukaku.
Stoke and West Ham make up the leading pack and either side can be backed at 7/2, but with Tottenham vying for a top four berth it is Mauricio Pochetino who looks best placed to attract the striker.
Tottenham’s next Premier League match is against United at Old Trafford and while the Londoners will not show mercy to their hosts in order to facilitate a move they are ranked as outsiders for the tie at 16/5, with the Red Devils priced as 4/5 favourites to claim all three points.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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